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Great Dip Recipes: Healthy Recipe For Light Shrimp and Artichoke Dip
Healthy Recipes - Shrimp and Artichoke Spread
I found this recipe in a book called Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh, and Spread It On - a book geared towards revamping recipes that try to take old favorites and put a new and healthy twist on them.
Serve this delicious dip/spread in a small bread bowl. Hollow out the inside and leave a bit of a shell behind inside the bread round - cut the parts that you scoop out into squares or rectangles and then place around the bread bowl for dipping. Saw the top off the bread bowl and set it back on askew for a neat presentation!
RECIPE FOR ARTICHOKE AND SHRIMP SPREAD
- Remove any hard, coarse leaves from the artichoke hearts. Chop slightly and set aside.
- Chop the shrimp slightly and set them aside with the artichoke hearts.
- Stir together sour cream, mayo, Italian seasoning, garlic, onions, vinegar and salt and pepper. Stir to mix well. Stir the mixture into the shrimp and artichokes.
- Cover, refrigerate at least 1/2 hour to 12 hours to blend flavors.
- Serve on fat free crackers or toasted Italian bread slices. Spread keeps in refrigerator 1-2 days.
- See above for serving suggestion in bread bowl - see picture of sourdough loaf.
Recipe courtesy Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh and Spread It On
Suggestions on Substitutions
This recipe is pretty perfect as is but the only things I change up or substitute are these:
- For more flavor, you can substitute marinated artichoke hearts
- You can also substitute frozen artichoke hearts (I buy at Trader Joe's)
- Substitute prawns or larger shrimp for the small shrimp
- Use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for all or part
- Likewise, substitute Greek yogurt for the mayonnaise
- Try adding a different specialty vinegar like champagne vinegar or thyme vinegar
- Add different herbs to taste
- Substitute minced shallots for the minced onions
- Serve with bread cubes cut from the bread bowl you have fashioned
- Use Lavash crackers or other whole grain crackers instead of Italian bread
- Make a bruschetta with the spread on toasted Italian bread or cocktail bread squares
- Add spinach to the recipe - a bit of wilted spinach or thawed, cooked, squeezed
- Add a dash of lemon juice to the recipe
- Serve with fresh vegetables as well as crackers and breads
Summing Up Artichoke and Shrimp Spread
No matter how you make up this dandy little dip/spread, you will find it to be a marvelous addition to your list of healthy recipes.
This little dip weighs in with a mere 26 calories and is low in fat, sodium and cholesterol.
It is one of my favorite healthy recipes and I hope you give it a try. No matter what it is served on, it is a great party spread!
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